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History of Yuma, Arizona

Yuma, Arizona
Sunday, May 5, 2013

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles take American History TV on the road. Throughout the weekend of May 4-6 we feature the history of Yuma, Arizona.

Hosted by our Time Warner cable partners, we recently explored the history of the Arizona border, Yuma's Territorial Prison, Yuma Crossing and the Colorado River, the Yuma Marine Corps Air Station, the role of agriculture in Yuma, and the Quartermaster Depot.

Updated: Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 10:32am (ET)

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